11/01/2008

Obama Makes Some Members Of The Press "Unpersons"

While Jay Tea's latest post has a provocative title - Women In Chains - it covers what we can expect from an Obama administration, particularly when it comes to members of the press asking pesky questions Obama doesn't want to answer: banishment. Like the old Soviet Union, the reporter or their TV station/newspaper are declared to be unpersons and banned from coming near the Obamessiah or asking him questions forever.

Yeah, that'll play well in Peoria.

It's one thing for a candidate or his campaign organization to spin stories, it's another to decide which media organizations are worthy to cover every utterance of the great Democratic Savior and which are not.

Can we expect these same folks will react the same way when ordinary Americans start asking the same questions? Will Obama's elitist attitude finally become obvious to even his most ardent worshippers, showing their hero has all the same weaknesses as ordinary mortals? Or will they allow their devotion to blind them to the fascism of their F├╝hrer, excusing actions that would get anyone else skewered by the press or, even worse, the average American?

Obama has shown a propensity to damage or destroy those who would question his past or his motives. Even friends and political mentors are not immune, as some have found out the hard way.

Do we want someone this petty sitting behind the desk at the Oval Office?

Jay likens the treatment of the press by Obama and his campaign staff to that of women being abused by their boyfriends/husbands. Many of the abused make all kinds of excuses and allowances for their abusers, but aren't willing to do anything to stop the abuse even when it is in their power to do so. Is a wider swath of the press waking up to this and starting to turn on the Obamessiah? Even if this is so, is it too late to stop him from taking an office he neither deserves or is qualified to hold?

We'll know in a few days.

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